Volvo has agreed to pay a multimillion dollar fine issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the federal agency says the automaker failed to notify them of safety defects in a timely manner.
Federal law mandates that car manufacturers have five business days to report an impending recall to the NHTSA or fines can be issued. As a result of Volvo’s violation of the law, the agency issued a $1.5 million fine.
Between 2010-2012, seven recalls were issued by the Swedish automaker for defects such as stalling engines, incorrect tire-pressure labeling, and defective airbag deployment that affected more than 32,000 cars.
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